Presently, the UNB Faculty of Nursing has a limited number of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) available for full-time students. All applicants who have requested funding will be considered.

Award consideration

Full time applicants who receive funding and are admitted prior to March 1 will also be considered for Magee Awards (see Graduate Calendar) and for the Board of Governor Merit Awards (equivalent of two terms tuition).

Several Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are available each term which require the recipients to work a maximum of 10 hours per week.  These GTA assignments mostly involve supporting a professor/instructor with an undergraduate class.  The GTAs are only available to full-time students.

Other funding sources

Students are encouraged to seek funding for their education and for their research from other agencies.

The New Brunswick Nurses Union and the Canadian Nurses Foundation have been sources of funding for MN students. Many other specialty groups (such as the Lung Association) support advanced education and research in specific target areas.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation publishes a directory of such sources and this directory may be consulted at the Graduate Studies office.

Students seeking funding are encouraged to consult with the Director of Graduate Studies regarding potential sources. Also, as this office becomes aware of new funding sources, students will be notified by e-mail.

For a full list of all UNB graduate scholarships, visit the graduate school's site

Project funding

From time to time, individual faculty members may have funding for Research Assistants (RAs) associated with particular projects.

If the faculty member's research topics are related to a student's thesis topic or interests, the RAs may be awarded to students for research work which forms the basis of the student's thesis.

In other cases, there may be opportunities for students to gain research experience. Full time students hired as non-thesis related RAs may not exceed 10 hours per week employment.

Applications for the following Scholarships are made directly to the Faculty of Nursing

Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick/Dr. Jed B. Sutherland Bursary

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in the MN program studying in the area of Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias.

Awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, community service. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a clear plan for how the outcome of their studies will benefit the care of patients and families with Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. If no candidate is eligible, the bursary will not be awarded.

Donor: Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick.
Duration: one year (renewable)   

Value: $1000

Application deadline: June 1

Cutler Nursing Scholarship

Criteria for selection:                                         

    * Full or part-time MN student
    * Working or previously worked in the Mental Health Nursing Field
    * Intending to work in the Mental Health Nursing field in the future
    * Scholastic achievement

Value: Variable


DECH Auxiliary Scholarship for Nurse Practitioners

Preference will be given to students residing in Sunbury, York, Carleton or Victoria County (New Brunswick) who will be enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner stream of the MN program for a minimum of two years and has contributed to the enhancement of health care in this region. Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need. Apply to the Faculty of Nursing, Graduate Secretary.

Donor: Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Auxiliary
Duration: one year   

Value: $1000

Application deadline:  June 1

Helen Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Available to full or part time MN students who have graduated from the UNB baccalaureate program. Financial need is a consideration.

Duration: one year       

Value: 2 @ $500.00 or 1 @ $1000.00

Application deadline:  June 1

Jane Stikeman Ekers Scholarship

The impetus for this scholarship is twofold:

  1. recognition of the significant role nurses make to caring for individuals and families and
  2. the desire to support preparation of nurse educators.

Criteria for awarding this scholarship are academic excellence, contribution to the profession of nursing, and financial need.

Donor: The family of Jane Stikeman Ekers
Duration: one year        

Value: 2 @ $1500.00 or 1 @ $1500.00 and 2 @ $750.00 depending on if the students are full or part-time.

Application deadline:  June 1

Linda Nice graduate scholarship in nursing

Awarded every second year (2016, 2018). Open to full-time or part-time Master of Nursing students who are New Brunswick Residents, registered or eligible for registration with the NANB, and in financial need.

Donor: Linda Nice
Duration: one year     

Value: $750.00

Application deadline: June 1

Loris Jean (Jonah) Miller Memorial Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need to a resident of New Brunswick who is accepted for full-time or part-time study in the Nursing Graduate Program.

Preference will be given to a mature student studying in the field of Nursing Education and who has demonstrated knowledge, experience and commitment to helping others.

Donor: Family and Friends of the late Loris Jean (Jonah) Miller and the New Brunswick University Opportunities.
Duration: one year           

Value: $500.00

Application deadline:  June 1

Monnex/NANB Scholarship

Available to students enrolled in the UNB MN program on either a full and part time basis. Criteria for awarding this scholarship include academic excellence and involvement in professional activities.

Duration: one year        

Value: 2 @ $1250.00

Application deadline:  June 1

NANB Scholarship

Available to students enrolled in the UNB MN program on either a full and part time basis registered with NANB. Criteria for awarding this scholarship includes Financial Need.

Duration: one year

Value: $5000.00

Application dealine: June 1

Shirley MacLeod Scholarship

Available to a full or part-time MN student who is working, or has previously worked in prenatal, perinatal, postpartal or neonatal nursing. Scholastic attainment is an important consideration.

Applicants must intend to continue to work with expectant and/or new families, and preference will be given to those who hold a student or full-time membership in the Association for Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal (AWOHNN).

Donor:  Shirley MacLeod
Duration: one year      

Value: $500.00

Application deadline:  June 1